Not really in my area, but some places near here got buried. I heard it was news around the country what happened in the Buffalo area, just as was the horrid low temperatures elsewhere.
We were -4° last night but all is OK here barring the 45 mph winds that shook the rafters. OK if you just stayed right here that is. Many roads, highways and thruways were closed down. The NYS Thruway between Buffalo and Pennsylvania was closed due to white out conditions.
It was the first blizzard to hit Buffalo Niagara since 1993. One to two feet more of snow is expected around the Western New York area. Much of the country has been getting slammed. All 50 states, including Hawaii were below freezing during some point on Tuesday, some places in the Midwest and East being colder than Antarctica. Whoa!!!
All that ice I have been showing you in Duckdom has created ice dams and flooding has hit the area as well. Saturday has temperatures reaching the mid forties with rain. Crazy, crazy weather. Did you see the wild waves hitting Europe. My gosh is 2014 starting off with record news breaking weather.
So let’s not look at ice in a bad way. It can make a place look amazing… don’t believe me? See Niagara Falls State Park Under the Ice in Holiday Spirit.
In all this craziness, there still is beauty to be found. Let’s look at some to take the chill off.
Diamonds… just a change of thought.
I’d ask you if you know what I was photographing, but I’m sure everybody does.
Really cool patterning, no?
And colors, depending on the time of day.
Ice flowers and leaves?
Or just ice…
I like to imagine it is something else entirely… a world away.
Hope everyone makes it through this storm. Be warm and safe.
For all those following the Duck drama, the party responsible for invading Duckdom is up next. Not to miss, some pretty disgruntled ducks.